Incident Update

Friday, August 15, 2014 7:00 P.M.


Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927

Location: Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon County: Mendocino  
Acres: 12,346 % Containment: 70%
Start Date & Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:27 am    
Injuries: 15 Structures Threatened: 16  


Cause: Lightning Estimated Cost: $32.8 million




Fire Engines: 62 Fire Crews: 60 Bulldozers: 8


  Helicopters: 7 Water Tenders: 18

Total Personnel: 1527


Current Situation: Crews will continue to patrol areas outside the control lines for any potential new spot fires. Interior portions of the fire will continue to be consumed and smoke may be visible for an extended period of time in the Ukiah Valley which may create possible health issues. The high-pressure system building over the area today and continuing in to next week will cause warmer and drier conditions. Fire resources have begun suppression repair on the west side of the fire.


The Evacuation Order in the following areas has been downgraded to an Evacuation Warning –

Camp Seabow, Bowman Ranch, Hunt Ranch, Tan Oak Park, Elk Creek and Mad Creek, The Hermitage, Big Bend and Camp St. Michael.

Please visit www.wildlandfirersg.org for information on how to prepare for an evacuation.

Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Laytonville Volunteer Fire Department, USFS, Leggett Valley Fire Department, Cahto Tribal Council, Laytonville County Water District, Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California National Guard, California Conservation Corps, CAL OES,   American Red Cross and the Mendocino County Air Quality District.


LODGE COMPLEX Incident Update Friday, August 15, 2014 7:00 P.M.